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March 26, Experience the Magic of 4-H with Geauga County (Zoom)—7 p.m. Join Geauga County 4-H for a virtual night out. Your family can enjoy a magic show presented by 4-H alumnus and professional family entertainer Conrad Cologne. You’ll get to laugh and have fun with your 4-H community, and the magic won’t just happen on your screen—it will happen in your hands! Register here. Find out what you need to have before the show here.

2021 Buckeye Fresh Mini Meat Cutting Workshops (Columbus)—Workshops are Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants select one of the following sessions: March 26 and 27, April 9 and 10, April 23 and 24, May 7 and 8, or May 21 and 22. After the workshop, participants will have a better understanding of anatomy, muscle myology, cutting guidelines, food safety, meat quality, the role of processed meat, and government regulated non-meat ingredients (i.e., salt, phosphates, nitrites, etc.), finalized by conducting hands-on cutting tests to understand the impact of yields on profit margins. Anyone 18 and older can attend. Cost to attend is $125. Email Lyda Garcia, PhD, at with questions or to register.

March 27, 4-H Camp Palmer Ground Clean Up (4-H Camp Palmer)—8:30–11:30 a.m. Please join us for a grounds clean up. Masks are required, and groups must register in advance to limit group size. Click here for more information (on Facebook), or email Bill Goodson at

March 28, Experience the Magic of 4-H with Sandusky County (Zoom)—4 p.m., Bring your family together to experience a magic show presented by 4-H alumnus and professional family entertainer Conrad Cologne. Everyone gets a front-row seat to the show and will have fun with their 4-H friends! Click here to register.

Everyone Can Garden Series (Zoom)—Sessions will be held on April 1, June 1, July 20, and Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. Do you have a physical limitation, such as mobility issues, chronic pain, arthritis, or skin sensitivities, that constrains outdoor activity? Do you want to know how you can still enjoy gardening despite these challenges? OSU Extension and the CFAES Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion invite you to the 2021 Gardening with Physical Limitations Webinar Series: Everyone Can Garden! We will address the basics of planning and planting a vegetable garden, basic maintenance including pest management, and canning and preservation basics, and will finish with end-of-season clean up and preparation for next year, all while taking into consideration a variety of physical limitations. Each session is designed to be a stand-alone program, so feel free to attend as many or few as you want! This webinar series is free and open to the public. For more information, click here.

April 3, JOANN 4-H Event (JOANN Stores)—11 a.m.–2 p.m. JOANN will host a free take-home craft event in all stores. Kits will include LEGO DOTS, there will be coloring pages, and kids can create a bunny and chick.

April 6–8, The Power Hour (Zoom)—Noon to 1 p.m. Power Hour is a three-session virtual workshop, based on the Active Parenting curriculum. We introduce participants to tools that may help them raise responsible, confident children, and navigate through issues that challenge parents. For more information, click here.